We Had Moral & “Sivik” Classes, But M’sians Still Have No Morals

It’s been a week since the new Sabah state library opened in Tanjung Aru and was praised for its impressive modern design. However, you may have to take a rain check if you’re planning to bring your little ones to visit the brand new library as the kids section have been forced to close.

Crayon drawings on the walls are pictured at the children's section of the Sabah state library. — Picture courtesy of Wong Vui Yin

Source: Wong Vui Yin/Malay Mail

Seriously, it hasn’t even been a week but the section had to be closed down on 9th April due to vandalism. The kids section was apparently destroyed with children’s drawings on the walls and sound absorption panels. Not only that, the shelves in the section were also damaged. Sounds awful!

Honestly, this isn’t the first time Malaysians were associated with the act of vandalism. The same case happened when the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang (SBK) line first opened to the public, in which the authorities had to fork out RM10,000 just to repair damages.

Source: Astro Awani

Okay, lets not forget, Malaysians were once again criticized for destroying Ikea Penang’s showroom, just two weeks since it opened.

Image from Facebook

Source: Facebook

Why do we do this? Aren’t we happy to be given such amazing services in this country? Speaking of vandalism, this tweet by the Minister of Youth and Sports, Syed Saddiq, totally hits the mark.

Right, we really don’t deserve nice things! It’s funny how we spend 11 years in school learning and memorizing the kata kunci (keywords) in the Moral subject, only to not instill any of the actual moral values. Remember, the Siviks dan Kewarganegaraan subject that we usually doze off at? These subjects are supposed to be the foundation of us as Malaysians but we took it for granted.
How can we be a first world country by 2020 when we have the mentality of a third world country? It’s time we grew up and appreciate the privileges for our convenience sake.
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